Premier School for Professional Dance Instruction

Classical Ballet

conservatory training…read more.

Modern Dance

includes many styles…read more.

Irish Step

old-style step dancing…read more.

African Dance

rhythm, history…read more.

Welcome to the Dutchess School of Performing Arts! A complete dance education is a continuing, growing experience incorporating mind, body and spirit.  Understanding the technical components of the art is just the beginning.  Aspiring dancers should look outside the dance studio to explore the other elements of their craft. The history and development of dance and music, an appreciation for various cultural styles, total body fitness – all should be part of a dancer’s education. Perhaps most important is for dancers to learn how to appreciate and analyze a wide variety of musical forms and understand their distinct rhythms.

We offer conservatory-style training in Ballet, Modern, Irish Step and African dance lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Our central Poughkeepsie location makes it easy for students to attend our brand new dance studios from all over the Hudson Valley, New York region. Find out why our students love to come to dance class!